Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University
“For me, it has been exciting to learn how to use new instruments and to test how the different instruments and techniques, that we typically use in the field, work and compare in both controlled environments and energetic tidal channels. This research matters because turbulence measurements are difficult in highly-energetic environments, turbulence varies spatially and in time, and it is not easy to accurately capture its variability.”
Wind, solar and tidal-generated electricity have different — but potentially complimentary — cyclic times, which creates some interesting possibilities. This project looks at how best to meet Nova Scotia’s electricity load requirements through a combination of energy storage, intermittent renewable energy output, thermal and hydro generation.
M.Sc. student, Department of Geology, Saint Mary’s University
Time spent as a child on the beaches of his home province instilled in Chris Sangster a natural curiosity about his surroundings. “My interest in geology began when I was quite young,” he says. “My parents and I spent a lot of time exploring the beaches around Nova Scotia and collecting interesting rocks and sometimes fossils which we would come across.”